Big name firms form alliance to drive cloud standards

Source: BBC Some of the world’s biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The 70 firms, which includes BMW, Shell and Marriott Hotels, said systems that do not work together are holding back the spread of cloud computing. The companies have formed

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Google Apps Part II

Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees

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Intel Corporation today unveiled several new initiatives under its “Cloud 2015″ Vision

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Intel Corporation today unveiled several new initiatives under its “Cloud 2015″ vision aimed at making cloud-based Internet computing more interoperable, secure and simplified. Intel’s Cloud 2015 vision has three key elements: a “federated” cloud that allows enterprises to share data across internal and external clouds; an

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Most Executives See Their Organizations Moving To Cloud-Based Services Within Two Years: KPMG Survey

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Business and government executives overwhelmingly expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. Taken at the recent Oracle OpenWorld 2010 trade show in San Francisco, the survey of 174 show

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Cloudsourcing – easy and challenging

Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing

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Cloud computing – the next industrial revolution

Article Credit to Scott Stewart (CIO) The term ‘Cloud computing’ continues to receive a lot of attention from the media, and within the IT industry there is perpetual debate on definitions and from vendors a relentless succession of press releases on their latest Cloud offerings. Cloud conferences are on the increase and every industry event

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Cloud Computing-based Solution Provides Easy Access to Historic Stock Data

NASDAQ OMX Offers Data-on-Demand Service on NASDAQDOD.com CloudTweaks Press Release The NASDAQ OMX Group has launched NASDAQ Data-on-Demand, a new cloud computing solution that provides easy and flexible access to massive amounts of historical Level 1 tick data. NASDAQ Data-on-Demand eliminates the need to maintain ever-growing in-house databases and data management infrastructure. “Customers of NASDAQ

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Microsoft Corp has announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com

Open source cloud initiative embraces Microsoft virtualization platform. REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has partnered with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V provides organizations

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Cloudbuilding – Multiple personalities preferred

Cloudbuilding – multiple personalities preferred We have arrived to the point where our quest for understanding the terrain has provided us with a map, compass and a potential destination. You are now at the ”make it or break it-”point. Drawing up a credible implementation plan is a demanding task, not for the faint-hearted. I have

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